Note: The VS-2480 and SI-24, as well as their peripheral products, are no longer in production.
The SI-24 can add additional input capability for the VS-2480. However the SI-24 was not designed to integrate with the VS-2480 or to control its parameters. Also, the amount of tracks on the VS-2480 is fixed to 24 tracks; while the SI-24 can add more input capacity, the SI-24 does not add more tracks the VS-2480.
The SI-24 can only be used as additional XLR audio inputs for the VS-2480 via R-BUS. To setup the SI-24 as an external audio input device:
- Connect the SI-24's R-BUS jack to the VS-2480's R-BUS 1 jack using an Roland R-BUS cable.
Note: A Roland R-BUS cable only can be used. SCSI or any other type of cable is not compatible and could cause damage.
- Press UTILITY.
- CURSOR to Project and then press ENTER.
- Use the CURSOR buttons to select "R-BUS 1" in the MASTER CLOCK section and then turn the TIME/VALUE dial to select it.
- By default, the VS-2480's R-BUS 1 (where the SI-24 is connected to) will be input into Input Channels 17-24.
A Note About R-BUS Cables:
R-BUS cables have been out of production for years and we no longer have resources to purchase these. The R-BUS cable was a proprietary design and a SCSI cable/connector is not compatible.